Police chief to ETX parents: Find activities to keep your kids out of trouble
POSTED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 5:27pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:08pm
Trinity, Texas (KETK) — The police chief of a small East Texas town is pleading with parents to find summer activities for their children to keep them away from the wrong side of the law.
Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones said their department recently arrested two juveniles after they allegedly attempted to break into the local Dairy Queen. One of the boys later admitted they were just bored and looking for something to do.
On May 21, the two juveniles allegedly tried to break into Dairy Queen, but the manager was still inside doing paperwork. When the employee heard someone trying to pry open the back door, he went to investigate and spotted two boys running from the area.
With the manager's statement in hand and a security video as evidence, officers picked up two 15-year-old boys believed to be responsible. The juveniles admitted to the crime and are now being held at detention facility in Conroe until they appear in district court at a later date.
One of the boys had a history of trouble when they were caught with a pistol at a football game in the past year.
With school letting out, Chief Jones wants to get the word out for parents to find activities for their children and to keep a close eye on them. It is common in the summer months for juveniles to get in this type and other trouble. Jones said his department doesn't like investigating children in the community and surely wants to avoid having local citizens and businesses victimized.